Anticipation builds up as you turn off the main gravel road toward Canyon Lodge. The soft colours of apricot sand merging with the pale green of euphorbias is a prelude to the loveliness of the lodge surrounds. As you turn a final bend, the lodge comes into view. Nestled between rounded granite boulders, Canyon Lodge`s quaint century-old farmhouse reception, verdant garden and cool pond invite and welcome you into the enchanted enclave.
The neighing of horses from the paddocks follows you down a lane to the stone chalets, through a green tapestry of grass kept well-watered by the recycling plant and dotted with camelthorn trees. The path continues to a swimming pool and the wild and beautiful expanse of the Gondwana Canyon Park.
Take a guided drive to the Fish River Canyon to be inspired by new perspectives, join a 3-4 day Canyon Trail for an experience of a lifetime, follow the 4x4 Wildebeest Drive to view the plains animals, watch sunrise amidst the quiver trees, hike in the rocky hills or savour the sunset either from the adjacent koppie or on the sunset drive. Away from the world, there is a gentle rhythm of peace to find here, reaffirming the goodness of life. For those just wanting a break from the road, lounge at the pool, take a snooze in the coolness of your thatch-and-stone chalet or dip into a book on the terrace. The awe-inspiring canyon wakens our senses to the raw and powerful beauty of Nature.
A high standard of hospitality excellence is provided at Canyon Lodge in a relaxed and understated way. Offering character and charm, without the glitz, the lodge`s down-to-earth attractiveness and homeliness is perfect for the rugged Fish River Canyon surrounds. Twenty kilometres from the chasms carved by millions-of-years of Earth history, earth cataclysms, whispers of wind, raging torrents of water and sparkling streamlets, this Fish River Canyon lodge is a hideaway not to be missed.
Canyon Lodge accommodation:
- Air conditioning / Heating
- En-suite bathrooms, showers
- Hair dryer (available at Reception)
Standard Twin Room
Nestled against granite bolders with natural rocks incorporated into the rooms. The rooms have twin beds, en suite bathrooms (showers only) and air conditioners.
Standard Triple Room
Nestled against granite boulders with natural rocks incorporated into the rooms. The rooms have 3 beds, en suite bathrooms (showers only) and air conditioners.
Standard Family Room
The two family rooms are open plan with 2 single beds, a double bed, en suite bathroom, and air-cons. 1 room has only a bath, the other one a bath and a shower.
- 24-hour security
- Swimming pool
- Secure parking
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the B&B rate.
Activities available from Canyon Lodge:
- Excursion into the Fish River Canyon Area
- Morning Hike
- Sunrise Walk
- Canyon Drive
- Sundowner Drive in Gondwana Canyon Park
- Sundowner Walk
From the south travel to Grunau and turn onto road C10 to Ais Ais for 50km. Turn right onto road D324 for 58km to reach the turn-off to Canon Lodge. (Canon Roadhouse is a further 21km from this turn-off.)
Alternatively follow the pointers to the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon and about 20km before the viewpoint you'll find a road leading to the Lodge.